Utilities industries the world over are facing massive challenges. As the world’s population grows and develops, expecting ever-greater access to energy and resources – and as national and international regulations drive shifts away from fossil fuels to cleaner and more renewable methods of energy production – utilities firms must simultaneously innovate and expand.
Yet the distributed nature of many renewable energy sources – wind farms, solar panels and so on – means that energy firms need to manage a far larger number of assets, spread across wider areas, than ever before. Then, once that energy is generated and distributed, it must power not only homes and businesses, but a wealth of new innovations such electrified transport. Supply and demand must be carefully balanced, always.
The healthcare sector has a huge amount to gain from the Internet of Things (IoT). Relatively simply and cost-effective tools and technologies have the potential to save significant resources, build more proactive and intelligent approaches to patient diagnostics, monitoring and care, and enable people to live independent lives for longer.
Let’s take a closer look at ten of the most exciting connected healthcare products today.